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As fun a player to watch as we've had.  And brave, bit of a rare commodity for us sometimes.  Never afraid to try & fail on and off the field.  Run at an opponent.  Hit one at goal. Go get 'em, TIger!!!

 

A player who is, and will be, sorely missed.

 

But enough praise.  Must be embarrassing the man.  We should be roasting his ass (or would that be a whole seperate topic?)

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1 hour ago, masster said:
OjNaMkOo_normal.jpg Richard Scott (@richardscott187)
From earlier this year, story on Josh Simpson's return to play in Switzerland's 3.Liga.

#CANMNT

derbund.ch/sport/fussball…

Does somebody that reads German want to summarize the article?

 

He scored in this report

http://www.fcroggwil.ch/index.php/1-mannschaft/kader-3/489-3-liga-fc-muri-guemligen-fc-roggwil-2-0-0-0 

 

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That is awesome to hear. Is it too soon to dream of his return to the CMNT under Floro? 

On a serious note, I am happy to hear he is back in the game. The Swiss 3. Liga is of course a low level as far as professional football is concerned, but just to see him back in a professional environment is incredible considering his injury. It would be remarkable to see him continue down this road and reestablish himself in the professional game.

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30 minutes ago, Obinna said:

That is awesome to hear. Is it too soon to dream of his return to the CMNT under Floro? 

On a serious note, I am happy to hear he is back in the game. The Swiss 3. Liga is of course a low level as far as professional football is concerned, but just to see him back in a professional environment is incredible considering his injury. It would be remarkable to see him continue down this road and reestablish himself in the professional game.

It should be noted that the Swiss 3. Liga is tier 7 and not 3, so it is amateur football. Unfortunately even if he had a miraculous pro comeback after the age of 33, I doubt it would be worth the CMNT's while to bring him back into the programme at such an advanced age. Nonetheless it's great to see him back in the game, perhaps we might see him play in a Canadian third division in the future, his experience would be invaluable there.

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From what I can deduce through Google translate, the article mentions a few things: he's completing his bachelor's in finance in Bern (where his club is located) and apparently he had numerous offers from clubs in higher leagues in Switzerland, as well as MLS. On the MLS front, he and his family are apparently very settled in Switzerland and he figured it didn't make sense for him to make that move as his family had never lived in Canada, only in Switzerland (likely implying that one of the Canadian MLS clubs were the ones interested). Apparently the main reason he decided to play in a lower division in Switzerland was because he wanted to give back to the community and help younger players.

Overall it seems to imply that he plans to stay in Switzerland long-term and he doesn't seem especially interested in playing high-level football again, as he is more focused on school and family now.

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